Jimi Hendrix Essentials
The electric guitar was never the same after Jimi Hendrix got his hands on it, and neither was rock ‘n' roll. He spent the ‘60s filtering blues, rock, and R&B through a kaleidoscopic sensibility, creating something simultaneously sensual and otherworldly. From mind-blowing psychedelic sojourns like “Are You Experienced?” to the almost jazzy balladry and Dylan-esque lyrics of “The Wind Cries Mary,” the range of Hendrix's gifts remains as dazzling as his searching, soulful spirit and incendiary guitar work. The depth and breadth of his accomplishments belie the tragic brevity of his career.